11 Delicious Substitutes for Carbs

Put down the Wonderbread

Wait, you’ve actually stuck with your New Year’s resolution to eat better? Bravo! Now keep that streak going by considering these carb-less updates on 11 commonly carb-heavy meals. (Don’t worry, they still taste really, really good.)

no bread lasagna
Erin McDowell

Lasagna: Instead Of Noodles Use Butternut Squash

Cheesy, garlicky and gluten-free.

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no bread tacos
Damn Delicious

Tacos: Instead Of Flour Tortillas Use Butter Lettuce

Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to come with a side of flour-filled regret.

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no bread hashbrowns
B. Britnell

Hashbrowns: Instead Of Potatoes Use Spaghetti Squash

A touch less crispy than the original, but as long as they're covered in cheese and topped with a fried egg, everybody wins.

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no bread burger
Sweet As Honey

Hamburger Buns: Instead Of Bread Buns, Use Sweet Potato Buns

You always suspected that cheeseburgers were healthy.

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no bread cauliflower
Creative Juice

Mashed Potatoes: Instead Of Potatoes Use Cauliflower

Seriously, though, is there anything cauliflower can’t do?

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no bread pizza
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Pizza: Instead Of Flour Crust, Use Cauliflower Crust

no bread frenchtoast
Oatmeal With a Fork

French Toast: Instead Of Bread, Use Oatmeal

We were admittedly skeptical but surprisingly pleased by these crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside slices.

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no bread cookies
Chelsea's Messy Apron

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Instead Of White Flour Use Oat Flour

No white flour makes it OK to eat four, right?

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no bread tempeh
Margaret's Dish

Sandwiches: Instead Of Bread, Use Tempeh

Tempeh, a fermented soy product, looks kind of alien-like, but it’s packed with protein, has a really interesting (in a good way) texture and takes on the flavor of whatever it accompanies.

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no bread portobell
Whitney Bond

Sandwiches: Instead Of Bread, Use Portobello Mushrooms

Hearty and meaty and wonderful.

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no bread fries
Photo: Eric Moran/Styling: Erin McDowell

French Fries: Instead Of Potatoes Use Zucchini

The second-best part? No deep-fryer necessary.

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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